7 new dengue cases detected in 24 hrs

Seven new dengue cases were reported in the last 24 hours until Sunday morning, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.


Seventeen dengue patients are currently undergoing treatment at hospitals in the capital and another outside Dhaka, according to a DGHS handout.


Since January, 494 people have been diagnosed with dengue. Among them, 474 have recovered.


Bangladesh witnessed a massive dengue outbreak last year when 101,354 people were hospitalised. At that time, 101,037 patients recovered.


Dengue killed 179 people last year, according to official figures.


Source: United News of Bangladesh